Attic Insulation Installation Cost
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Attic Insulation Installation Cost 2020

The average attic insulation installation cost in 2020 is $1,900 according to HomeAdvisor. Depending on the price of the materials used for insulation costs range between $1,700 to $2,100. This cost includes material and labor cost for professional installation.

Choosing Insulation

Blown-in insulation works especially well for an attic with uneven frames and obstructions between beams. You can buy large bags with loose materials like cellulose, fiberglass or mineral wool fiber. A contractor will then install the material through a machine that blows it into gaps and spaces. The minimum R-value, which refers to resistance against heat loss, should be at least R-16.

The usual R-value per inch of fiberglass, cellulose and mineral wool ranges from 2.2 to 3.8. Remember that higher quality materials will have better R-value. Spray foam insulation usually has an R-value per inch of up to 6. If you plan to convert the attic into a livable space, spray foam will be a good option for insulating against noise.

On the other hand, batt insulation contains the same materials used in blown-in insulation, although the former has cotton as an additional component. You should only consider batt insulation if your attic has an even frame and standard spaces without any obstructions. There are other types of insulation, like using structural insulated panels and reflective insulation. You can expect the contractor to finish a small installation within two hours, depending on the attic’s size and chosen insulation technique.

Barrier Insulation Offers Attic Insulation Installation In Phoenix

Barrier Insulation Inc. is the premier provider of quality insulation in Phoenix. You can trust your insulation to the professionals at Barrier Insulation Inc. knowing your house will be optimized with the finest quality insulation in the marketplace. For all of your insulation needs call us today at 602-499-2922.

Whether you are building a new house, or just need to remove the old insulation and install a newer more energy efficient option Barrier Insulation is Phoenix’s first choice in home and commercial insulation. We proudly provide the valley’s more comprehensive insulation service that helps you stay more comfortable and save on energy. Click here to schedule on our website, or just give us a call at 602-499-2922 or 623-931-0637.

Attic Ventilation
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Attic Ventilation

It may seem contrary to add attic ventilation whose purpose is to provide warmth and them allowing cold air to pass through the vents of the attic but it is a great combination to ensure you have an energy efficient home. In the winter, keeping the attic cool reduces the odds of causing ice dams and the correct insulation as well as air sealing blocks heat entry and moist air from below the attic. In summer, the natural flow of air removes over heated air from the attic, helping to protect the roof and causing less damage to the house. Read on to learn more.

Attic Fan Insulation

These work by draining in the cooler air from attic vents and by pushing warmer air to the outside. But if your attic has blocked soffit vents and is inadequately sealed the fans will suck up the conditioned cooled air taking up more energy. You do not want this to occur!

What it Takes

Laying fiberglass rolls is easiest for a DIY job. If you have any type of insulation between the rafters, install the second layer over and perpendicular to the first (again, the second layer of roll insulation should be unfaced — with no vapor retarder). This will help cover the tops of the joists and reduce heat loss or gain through the frame. Also, when laying down additional insulation, work from the perimeter toward the attic opening. Never lay insulation over recessed light fixtures or soffit vents. Keep all insulation at least 3 inches away from “can” lights, unless they are rated IC (Insulated Ceiling). If you are using loose fill insulation, use sheet metal to create barriers around the openings. If using fiberglass, wire mesh can be used to create a barrier.

Rafter Vent Installation

To completely cover your attic floor with insulation out to the eaves you need to install rafter vents (also called insulation baffles). Complete coverage of the attic floor along with sealing air leaks will ensure you get the best performance from your insulation. Rafter vents ensure the soffit vents are clear and there is a channel for outside air to move into the attic at the soffits and out through the gable or ridge vent. To install the rafter vents, staple them directly to the roof decking. Rafter vents come in 4-foot lengths and 14-1/2 and 22-1/2 inch widths for different rafter spacings. Rafter vents should be placed in your attic ceiling in between the rafters at the point where your attic ceiling meets your attic floor.

Schedule Your Insulation Services Today!

Whether you are building a new house, or just need to remove the old insulation and install a newer more energy efficient option Barrier Insulation is Phoenix’s first choice in home and commercial insulation. We proudly provide the valley’s more comprehensive insulation service that helps you stay more comfortable and save on energy. Click here to schedule on our website, or just give us a call at 602-499-2922 or 623-931-0637.

Basement Insulation
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Attic Insulation Facts

If you want to know what every homeowner should know about Attic insulation, read on to learn more. It is not often we do this but the following is quoted from a very helpful article that first appeared in the Washington Post in July, 2017. You may view the entire article here.

There are many building components in a home that are hidden behind drywall or just out of sight.

You could just dial down the thermostat and wear yet another sweater to cut costs, but investing in the right home improvements can go a lot further to cut expenses and to improve your day-to-day comfort. One of the places in your home where a little bit of attention can make a big difference in your comfort — and heating bill — is the attic. According to the Department of Energy, properly insulating the attic can save 10 to 50 percent on a typical heating bill.

Additionally, having a structural engineer evaluate the size of the rafters is also important. Many older homes in the D.C. area have rafters that may be undersized compared with current code requirements. If the rafters are split or appear to be sagging, they may need to be strengthened before proceeding further with insulation.

Schedule Your Insulation Services Today!

Whether you are building a new house, or just need to remove the old insulation and install a newer more energy efficient option Barrier Insulation is Phoenix’s first choice in home and commercial insulation. We proudly provide the valley’s more comprehensive insulation service that helps you stay more comfortable and save on energy. Click here to schedule on our website, or just give us a call at 602-499-2922 or 623-931-0637.

Basement Insulation
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Basement Insulation

Basements can be tricky to insulate as they are most often cooler than the rest of the house and higher levels of moisture are more prevalent. Read on to learn more.

It is quite common to see walls that re wood framed tight against the concrete with the cavities made by the wood filled with fiberglass insulation that also rests against the concrete. This overlooks the fact the concrete has a very high level of moisture and can easily lead to issues with mold. Concrete is porous and therefore you have to work forward on the assumption the concrete is in a state of saturation when it comes to insulating your basement walls.

Insulation Materials

Insulation products made from foam are ideal for basements. Let’s look at some of the options.

Spray Foam

The premier choice. Its closed cell nature makes it ideal for keeping water vapor away. Benefits of spray foam include structural stability, covers wires, utilities and pipes and gives great R values. The downside is it is very expensive and the insulation causes a great deal of mess.

Foam Board

Foam board is very popular but be sure to check out the R value of any board you are using for maximum efficiency. You have to choose the right thickness of board to ensure it seals properly so it is effective against vapor. Depending on local building codes you may need board that is two to four inches thick.

Foam And Fiberglass Insulation

This should not be used if you ever have a history of water leaks or water getting into the basement. In basic terms you install a layer of foam board, then frame a wall before installing fiberglass insulation in the stud cavities. You need to keep an eye to get the correct R value. Some people do not recommend this method but it has been done successfully in the past.

Schedule Your Insulation Services Today!

Whether you are building a new house, or just need to remove the old insulation and install a newer more energy efficient option Barrier Insulation is Phoenix’s first choice in home and commercial insulation. We proudly provide the valley’s more comprehensive insulation service that helps you stay more comfortable and save on energy. Click here to schedule on our website, or just give us a call at 602-499-2922 or 623-931-0637.

Attic Insulation Installation Cost
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How Much Does Attic Insulation Installation Cost?

The average attic insulation installation cost in 2019 is $915 according to HomeAdvisor. Depending on the price of the materials used for insulation costs range between $665-$1,165. This cost includes material and labor cost for professional installation.

An R-value of 30 is recommended as the minimum value for efficiency when your attic is being insulated. The advantage of an R-Value of 30 helps you to achieve optimum thermal efficiency. Therefore expenses are reduced to cooling and heating your home. A professional can do an expert job of a blow-in insulation. As most attics are large, open spaces, the process is usually a straight forward procedure for the professional who can do perform the job completely and thoroughly in a short period of time.

Barrier Insulation Offers Attic Insulation Installation In Phoenix

Barrier Insulation Inc. is the premier provider of quality insulation in Phoenix. You can trust your insulation to the professionals at Barrier Insulation Inc. knowing your house will be optimized with the finest quality insulation in the marketplace. For all of your insulation needs call us today at 602-499-2922.

Whether you are building a new house, or just need to remove the old insulation and install a newer more energy efficient option Barrier Insulation is Phoenix’s first choice in home and commercial insulation. We proudly provide the valley’s more comprehensive insulation service that helps you stay more comfortable and save on energy. Click here to schedule on our website, or just give us a call at 602-499-2922 or 623-931-0637.

Non Fiberglass Insulation Types
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Non Fiberglass Insulation Types

If you are searching for types of Non Fiberglass Insulation, this article should help! We put together a list of all the different types of insulation that doesn’t contain Fiberglass. Fiberglass insulation has been used for many years and is very common in Arizona homes. With advances in material sciences and understanding of how some elements affect our health many homeowners are looking for non fiberglass insulation types.

There are several different types of non fiberglass insulation including:

Spray Foam Insulation

spray-foam-insulation-phoenix-azSpray foam insulation is one of the most popular choices in house insulation in today’s market. This is because it not only insulates the house, but it creates a seal. Even the best contractors cannot create an air tight seal with joints. With this expanding foam insulator these gaps can be sealed up and your home can be dramatically more energy efficient.

Loose & Blown In Insulation

blown-in-insulation-phoenix-azCellulose and mineral wool are two types of loose/blown in insulation types. There is a fiberglass option in this type of insulation so home owners wanting to stay away from fiberglass insulation will want to be very specific about what type they want their contractor to put in their home.

 

Reflective & Radiant Barrier Insulation

radiant-barrier-insulation-phoenix-azIn areas like Arizona radiant barrier insulations are especially effective. Many homes have their cooling ducts running through the ceilings and attic areas. In these cases keeping the attic cooler is absolutely critical in having an energy efficient home. Radiant barriers alone can reduce energy costs as much as 5-10%. Using a radiant barrier in combination with another insulation type is a great way to maximize the homes thermal efficiency and reduce energy costs year long.

Cotton Insulation

Cotton Batt Non Fiberglass InsulationCotton insulation is commonly made out of old jeans. You know those 90’s jeans you never wear anymore? There is a company called Bonded Logic that can take those unwanted jeans and turn them into denim insulation. Denim insulation is actually becoming very popular, being sold by stores, and comes in a variety of thicknesses.

Cullulose Insulation

Cellulose Non Fiberglass InsulationCellulose Insulation is comprised of nontoxic and recycled treated cardboard or newspaper, provides excellent insulation for your business or home, and costs less to install than cotton. When cellulose came out, it wasn’t that popular with homeowners because they feared that the cellulose would invite mold and critters into their home. Although, with advances in nontoxic chemicals, this type of insulation is better protected and is now flame resistant.

Wool Insulation

Wood Non Fiberglass InsulationWool insulation is mostly made out of sheep fibers. Many homeowners and business owners turn to sheep wool to keep their businesses and homes insulation. Sheep inhabit some of the most coolest climates in the world. The fibers are tightly packed to trap air and make tiny air pockets, so the insulation has the capability of releasing moisture. Also, this type of insulation is very resistant to fire to make it a safe choice to install in your home.

Soy-Based Insulation

Soy Based Non Fiberglass InsulationSome people choose not to install the 3 insulation types above because they don’t fill in the tiny cracks like spray foam insulation does. Although, there is a new product that hit the market about 10 years ago called soy-based insulation. Soy-based is very similar to spray foam insulation where it fills in cracks and is sprayed on , only it uses renewable and biodegradable resources to do it.

All of these non-fiberglass insulation types may cost a little bit more than fiberglass insulation, but the savings on your cooling and heating bills make them a more affordable option to consider.

Potential Fiberglass Insulation Dangers

In recent years OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) has required a label indicating that fiberglass insulation has the potential to be carcinogenic. In addition warning labels indicate that fiberglass can cause eye, lung and skin irritation.

Fiberglass insulation comes in two main types, rolled and loose fill. That means you will find it in rolled bats in bags, or it will be loose material that is typically a layer of material insulating the floor of your attic. When this material is disturbed by working in the attic the fibers fill the air and can irritate lungs, eyes, and skin. Long sleeve shirts, goggles, and respirators are mandatory when handling fiberglass as there is a potential developing cancer from breathing the fibrous material.

Why You Should Remove Fiberglass Insulation

In addition most of the fiberglass insulation available is coated with a resin to help prevent excessive fibers from getting loose into the air. When this resin experiences heat however it can pose a health risk. The health risk is the resin outgases a varied quantity of formaldehyde. Most experts today believe that the level is high enough to warrant insulation removal and replacement. The tighter the ducts are and the higher quality of construction will help alleviate some of these concerns. However over time when houses settle gaps naturally exist and there is a potential for exposure.

For these reasons many homeowners in Phoenix are looking for non fiberglass insulation types. Below we will examine many of the great alternatives to fiberglass that are safer for your home and family.

Insulation Removal & Installation Services In Phoenix, Arizona

If you live in or do business in Phoenix, Arizona and could benefit from our insulation removal or insulation installation services, please give Barrier Insulation a call today at 602-499-2922 to speak with a representative.


Fiberglass Insulation Removal Services

Barrier Insulation proudly serves the Phoenix valley and can help you safely remove fiberglass insulation from your home to keep you safe.

Non Fiberglass Insulation Installation

We can help you affordably install non fiberglass insulation that will keep your home energy efficient and healthy for the whole family.